auronlu: (franservice)
2016-06-04 10:07 pm

Let's Play Revenant Wings (13) - Ch. 6 - Fran Is Whelmed

Last time on Let's Play Revenant Wings, we scurried around playing sidequests in the shattered remnants of the Skysea. Now, at last, it's time to catch up with the leading man and his long-suffering copilot!

Foulmouthed Moogle: Kupo-po-po! Kupo KUPO! And your chocobo, too!

That's it. That's the game. But just in case you want to read on...

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auronlu: Maria, Guy and Minwu fleeing at end of battle, apparently after looting Firion's corpse. "You obtained 36 gil!" (ffii)
2016-05-14 07:04 pm

Let's Play Revenant Wings (12) - Ch. 6 Sidequests: Turtle Soup

Last time on Let's Play Revenant Wings, we crashed on a paradise island and tripped over a love triangle. Freedom regained, we head straight for the Strahl...

The strahl tucked under a cliff at the edge of an island

...conveniently moored beneath the one sky island we haven't yet visited.

However, along the way, we discover the Skysea wasn't vaporized but scattered like Jenga blocks. These fragments offer a wide array of optional missions for a limited time only, with Espers standing by to take our calls.

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Note: I've already posted the next bit if you wanna skip to Actual Plot, but I'll be tweaking that post a bit more to Make It Funnier.
auronlu: Maria, Guy and Minwu fleeing at end of battle, apparently after looting Firion's corpse. "You obtained 36 gil!" (ffii)
2016-04-28 10:53 am

Let's Play Revenant Wings (10) - Vaan Loses It

In our last Let's Play Revenant Wings, I predicted we'd fail to save another hugely significant crystal from the Judge of Wings. Boy, was I wrong. It was an island approximately the size of Australia that bit the dust. Also, tomboy and all-around go-getter Filo was put in her place with a well-timed Damsel in Distress mission.

Now that that's out of the way, Clan Potholder can get on with the business of trying and failing to save the world. Go us!

Exhibit A:

AAAAAAAAAAAIIIGGGHHH

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auronlu: Sazh with chocobo chick and legend, "FUCK THIS SHIT" (Sazh)
2016-04-24 01:27 pm

Let's Play Revenant Wings (9): There Goes the Neighborhood

Last time on Let's Play Revenant Wings, we took a break from our vitally important mission to enjoy canoodling canoeing around the Skysea, catching some rays at Port Marilith, and participating in Rikken's scavenger hunt. There's always time for sidequests before saving the world, after all.

Then the party wearied of Penelo's reminders that we had a job to do. So now we're back on the Path of Plot Advancement, chasing after rumors of the Judge of Wings.

Bonus:

Bahamut: “Thought you’d seen the last of me!” 


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auronlu: (Reno Sparrow)
2016-04-22 06:17 pm

Let's Play Revenant Wings (8): Have Folding Canoe, Will Travel

Last time on Let’s Play Revenant Wings, we caught up with Ba’Gamnan’s old pals, explored our newly-remodeled airship, crafted custom weapons with ridiculous names, and stopped dastardly sky pirates from exploiting and robbing the aegyl. While engaging in some of the same behavior ourselves. Oopsie.

And now it’s time to visit the Skysea on a new and exciting island!



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auronlu: Maria, Guy and Minwu fleeing at end of battle, apparently after looting Firion's corpse. "You obtained 36 gil!" (ffii)
2016-04-15 07:35 pm

Let's Play Revenant Wings (7): Backstabbing Bangaa

Last time on Let's Play Revenant Wings, Clan Vaanity continued the hallowed Final Fantasy tradition of letting the villain smash the vitally important thing we were supposed to protect. Oh, and Balthier supposedly died next to a Fran-shaped pile of pixels.

Good times.

Unfortunately, after an End of Act One climax, there is often a lull, and boy does this game want to lull us into a false sense of irritability. So I'm afraid this installment only has a brief segment of plot before Tomaj hijacks the story for airship remodeling and sidequests. I'll warn you when we get there, in case you want to skip ahead. (On the other hand, you'll miss out on what happens when I'm given the power to name custom weapons... see example below).

(On with the playthrough!)

auronlu: (Default)
2016-04-11 05:17 pm

Let's Play Revenant Wings - Ch 3 Finale - Yep, we still suck!

Last time on Let's Play Revenant Wings, Clan Vaanity engaged in a few dubious sidequests that should have earned us the moniker Clan Hypocrisy, and I'm still waiting for an NPC to call us out.

Fane of Tehp Qul on Worldmap

But now it's time to catch up on the Path of Plot Advancement, where major speed bumps await. So let's hurry over to that flag at the Fane of Tehp Qul and get this angst on the road.

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auronlu: (Bad Balthier)
2016-04-04 07:47 pm

Revenant Wings Recap Cont'd: A Study in Sky Pirate Morality

Last time, Clan Vaanity backed up their claims to be "good" sky pirates with an act of selfless heroism, taking oodles of arrows and cactus spines to protect four whole aegyls from evil sky pirates. Even Ba'Gamnan took some for the team, thanks to Tomaj's enslavement gadget whose ethics are la la la I can't hear you I have a continent of hapless natives to save!

Llyud says we need to hurry into the Fane of Something Vaguely Egyptian-Sounding to stop more sky pirates from desecrating the auralith (bigass magical crystal) at the heart of sky island #2. However, Tomaj's notice board has been bleeping at us about sidequests that opened up back on sky island #1.

Tomaj's notice board. Mission one says: Bug Hunt. Bugs. Lots of Bugs. They're crawling all over the Bosco Pampa on the Windward Isles. Antlions, by the look of them. Get down there and squash them, Vaan. It's the only way to be sure.

Should we hurry on to the Path of Plot Advancement? Or indulge in Sidequests Before Saving the World? Well, a little bird told me that Revenant Wings sidequests often evaporate before the next chapter. And the current chapter has the ominous name of "What Goes Up..." Look. I wasn't born yesterday. I recognize an RPG Point of No Return when I see it.

Therefore, I'm going back to Zephyr Island one more time to perform pest control and treasure mop-up duty. I'm sure the evil sky pirates will play cribbage or something until we return.

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auronlu: (Bad Balthier)
2016-04-02 05:33 pm

Let's Play Final Fantasy: Revenant Wings

As some but not all of you know, I got my hands on a flawless Mac OSX/ Nintendo DS emulator, DESmuME (why are they all alphabet soup?), and decided to play Revenant Wings on a whim.

And I am loving its retro-gamer, lightweight-and-fluff, pixellated tinyscreen ass, especially since I can scale up the graphics to a size I can actually see. It's just cute.




I'm having fun snarking away and offering commentary and screencaps, so for what it's worth: